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Dark Requiem XYZ Dragon
3 Level 5 monsters
If this card has "Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon" as Xyz Material, it gains these effects.
● Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; change its ATK to 0, and if you do, this card gains ATK equal to that monster's original ATK.
● During either player's turn, when your opponent activates a monster effect: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that card, then you can Special Summon 1 Xyz Monster from your Graveyard.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible.
3 is Average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2016
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Dark Requiem XYZ Dragon
Seriously, such a pretty-looking card. And Dark
Requiem XYZ Dragon is pretty darn good, too! Of
course, he’s really only going to be used in certain
decks that can also use The Phantom Knights’
Rank-Up-Magic Launch, which is practically the spell
card it was created for. So this means either
Phantom Knight decks of any iteration, or some kind
of general dark deck that has good XYZ capability.
In Phantom Knight decks, though, you probably
wouldn’t use the Rank-Up-Magic Launch unless you
could also fairly easily summon Dark Rebellion. You
don’t want to rely on having Instant Fusion and
Launch in your hand at the same time to use it.
Break Sword can eventually become a rank 4, but he
would have to have no materials to be a legitimate
target. So more likely than not, Dark Requiem and
Launch would be found in a different dark deck. But
once you do have a good deck that can throw in
Launch, this is a really good monster, and because
Launch is a quickplay, there’s even more potential
plusses to be had.
When I rate this card, really I’m rating Launch,
since it’s the only legitimate method to summon him.
You’re surely not going to summon him using 3
level-5 monsters… he’d just be a vanilla. And the
spell card is pretty decent, with good potential in
the future since it can target any dark XYZ and go
one higher. I see a future for Dark Requiem, and
it’s a good one.
Future Potential: 3.5/5
Let's start with the good. Dark Requiem XYZ
Dragon is a Rank 5 Dark Dragon-type XYZ Monster with
3000 Atk and 2500 Def. It requires 3 Level 5
monsters which is steep, but not impossible.
However, this monster only gains effects if Dark
Rebellion XYZ Dragon is a material on this monster.
Otherwise it's just a big dragon. Big dragon's are
cool, but since this doesn't have an easy XYZ Summon
from Rebellion Dragon, it is just not going to see
as much play as say Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon.
The effects of Dark Requiem XYZ Dragon are good. It
pumps itself up by an amount of an opponent's lost
Atk. That effect targets, costs a material, and can
only be activated once per turn. In theory, this one
effect can equal game over for the opponent if the
monster targeted has 5000 or more original attack
points. Creature Swap a Five Headed Dragon?
Unlikely, but possible. The second effect is even
better because it can be activated during either
player's turn. It costs a material to not target and
destroy a monster that's activating an effect from
anywhere. If successful, you get to summon an XYZ
Monster from the grave. Again, the caveat to these
great effects is that the pre-monster must be
material on this better monster. I know some RUM
spells can make this easier to summon, but that's
about 4 cards that need to get this one monster.
There are easier monsters to summon.
Art: 2/5 Too Busy